August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Get back and give back! Start the school year fresh by joining the City of Deerfield Beach in a beach cleanup. The Back-to-School Beach Cleanup will take place on August 24th from 9 AM to 12 PM.
Volunteers will gather in Deerfield Beach at the chickee hut across from the Fire Station at 71 SE 21st Ave. Materials including gloves, buckets and water will be provided. Parking passes for the duration of the event will be available to the first 25 volunteers. Volunteer hours will be available at this event.
For those who are feeling extra green, bring your own reusable bucket, gloves or water bottle and be entered into a raffle. A winner will be selected at the end of the cleanup and will receive a prize pack filled with DFB swag!
August 24, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 411 SE 2nd Avenue
The City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce the grand opening of the Branhilda Richardson-Knowles Memorial Park and Historic Cemetery.
Beginning in the late 1800s, this parcel of land served as a cemetery for African-American families who lived and worked in Deerfield Beach, many of whom were originally from the Bahamas. This 3.55-acre parcel is located in the heart of Pioneer Grove and includes three separate parklets, each with a distinct focal piece. The first parklet is a statue of a woman holding a baby to pay tribute to Mrs. Branhilda Richardson-Knowles. The second parklet is the “Tree of Life” monument, inspired by and in memory of those who used these grounds to bury their family and loved ones. The final parklet is the Veteran’s Memorial monument dedicated to the veterans who were buried at this site.
We invite the community to attend the ceremony, take a tour of the park, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.